To bump this old thread: Another reason storing the profiles in
S3D is bad: If you do a "reset all settings", it'll wipe all your custom profiles with no warning or prompt.
This recently happened to me: I had changed my monitor config, and the "cross section view" was opening off screen. S3D support told me to reset the software, which I did, and in the process, all my new custom profiles I hadn't yet saved to disk are now gone: I'm having to re-create them via old factory files. Irony: The "cross section view" didn't
reset it's location : I had to monkey with my monitor config until I could find it, and move it back to the main S3D window.
Oh, it also wipes any custom firmware tweaks you've made as well
So really, this is just a warning to users to back up all your processes, firmware settings etc, before you 'reset all settings'.
And a +1 to move this stuff out
of the software (the way it used to be).